Desiring God Master Plan of Evangelism Jesus the King
John Piper Robert Coleman Timothy Keller
No Place For Truth J.I Packer Classic God's Battalions
David Wells Collection Rodney Stark
Desiring God: "God is most glorified in us, when we are most satisfied in Him!" John Piper paints a beautiful picture of the relationship believers are meant to have with their Maker. This book leaves no doubt in the readers mind that the most joyous, fulfilling, and purposeful life is found in following Christ. The miracle of salvation is highlighted as we can all be surprised by just how amazing a life of picking up our crosses and following Christ is!
Master Plan of Evangelism: This short read offers a wonderfully simple plan for spreading the Gospel. Looking to the example of Jesus, we all can find much relief and joy realizing that our evangelism will produce the most results when we focus on a few meaningful multiplicative relationships, that reach the masses quicker than we could ever do on our own.
Jesus the King: The Gospel of Mark is the source for this extremely moving book about the life of Jesus Christ. Pastor Timothy Keller relies on history, great theologians, and scenes from beloved literature to flesh out and explore what Jesus taught and why his life was so unique. This is a vivid portrait of what faith looks like. Sometimes it brought tears to my eyes.
No Place for Truth: David Wells expresses what many of us are witnessing, but fail to be able to explain. With great precision Wells guides the reader in understanding how much of what is decaying our society is working it's way into the church. It has been said that the most dangerous enemy is the one you cannot see. After reading this book, what has remained unseen and unclear to most of us, will be exposed. This book is a great service to the church as it allows us an opportunity to shine the light of God's grace into places in our churches that have been corrupted by the world's thinking.
The J.I. Packer Classic Collection: Dr. J.I. Packer is an Oxford trained scholar who has earned a reputation as one of the most trusted, and beloved Evangelicals in the world. His finest ideas and reflections from a variety of books and sources are excerpted here and organized in the form of brief devotional thoughts, one for each day of the year. You will be inspired by these big, biblical ideas captured in very readable, one page bursts of light.
God’s Battalions: The Crusades have a bad reputation in the present day, even among Christians, as a dark stain on the history of the Church. Historical Scholar Rodney Stark blasts that popular lie to pieces in this short, very readable book that makes the case for the crusades. In only 276 pages, this excellent book narrates the major episodes the battle between the West and emerging Islamic terror. Stark incorporates amazing research, detailed analysis, and excerpts from ancient documents to demonstrate the Church and the World were truly on the defensive, knocked back on their heels by violent bands of religious zealots who wanted to conquer the world for Mohammed. Read this well documented book and you will never again cringe when someone decries evil Christians who tortured virtuous Muslims during the Crusades